Crank Test

 Crank Test

What is Crank Test?

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How it's Performed?

  • Hold the patient’s arm in an abducted position and apply passive rotation and axial rotation.

What does a positive Crank Test mean?

  • Crank Test is Positive when there is clicking or pain in the glenohumeral joint.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 81 %
  • Specificity: 88 %


What is SLAP Lesion?

  • SLAP Lesion is the abbreviation of Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior tears in the shoulder joint labrum.
  • It may occur as isolated lesion or it can be associated with:
    1. Internal impingement of the shoulder.
    2. Rotator cuff tears (usually articular sided tears).
    3. Shoulder Instability (may be subtle)
  • Most common occurs in a Throwing Athlete (repetitive overhead activities).
  • It comprise approximately 5% of all shoulder injuries.


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